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Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?

ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond‪!‬ Tyler James

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    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?

    ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight: Alton Simpson on Going from 0 to $100K+ on Kickstarter

    ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight: Alton Simpson on Going from 0 to $100K+ on Kickstarter

    The ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight is back and shining a light on Alton Simpson, the creator of Vampires of New Jersey, Witches of Westchester and Bunny Goes to Space, among other successful titles. Over the past couple of years, Alton's projects have raised over $150K on Kickstarter, and he joins Clay Adams for a discussion spilling some of his secrets!

    • 36 min
    Comics, Crowdfunding… and Pizza? A Chat with the Slice(s) of Life’s Phil Butehorn & James Ferguson

    Comics, Crowdfunding… and Pizza? A Chat with the Slice(s) of Life’s Phil Butehorn & James Ferguson

    Writers Phil Butehorn and James Ferguson join the podcast to discuss not only their latest collaboration, Slice(s) of Life, an anthology set in a world where pizza has been outlawed, but their evolution from lifelong comic fans to prolific creators.

    • 40 min
    7 Lacks Holding Creators Back

    7 Lacks Holding Creators Back

    Want to know what creators who are NOT launching on Kickstarter say are the biggest things they're missing that are holding them back? In this session, Tyler is diving into data from the recent ComixLaunch Survey to reveal insight into 7 perceived areas of lack that hold creators back from achieving their goals. He'll then share some insights on how to overcome each lack, and why launching on Kickstarter might actually be the answer to all of them!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    4 Smart Make 100 Kickstarter Project Ideas

    4 Smart Make 100 Kickstarter Project Ideas

    Over the last month, Kickstarter once again celebrated Make 100 month, an invitation for creators to launch smaller, limited projects. In this session, Tyler will shine a light on a bunch of really cool comic projects that embraced the Make 100 ethos in hopes that it will encourage more creators to take part in this annual event and to think differently about how Kickstarter can be used.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight: Sarah Cooke on the Power of Community

    ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight: Sarah Cooke on the Power of Community

    In this special session, Spotlighting a member of the ComixLaunch Launch Pro program and community, Clay Adams interviews Sarah Cooke, winner of Mad Cave’s 2023 Talent Search and the 2023 Negative Space Women’s Comic Book Writing Competition and the creator of the Kickstarter funded series No Spell Lasts Forever.

    • 43 min
    Promotion on Kickstarter and at Conventions with Hotshot’s Michael Watson

    Promotion on Kickstarter and at Conventions with Hotshot’s Michael Watson

    Energy and enthusiasm for your comic book projects can be infectious, and few creators embody that quite like Michael Watson of Freestyle Comics, creator of the ongoing superhero title Hotshot. In this session, Michael and Tyler will discuss effective ways to build hype and interest for your creations for online and in-person events.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

iceberg_lettuce ,

A great resource!

I am working on developing a game. I rather naively decided to crowdfund the project. This podcast really has helped me appreciate both the value and complexity of this approach. As a newbie to product development and marketing, I have used the lessons in it to make important course corrections. Highly recommend!

Rinagraywords ,

Thank You For The Great Advice

I found ComixLaunch as I was researching how to go about running and setting up my 1st crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for my comic, Dragon Child. Leading up to my launch, which is now on its second day with my first six backers, I have been listening to the Podcast and reading the free PDF from your website to inform where I am now. Fingers crossed that my Kickstarter gets funded, and thank you for what you do for the comics community.

JeremyDangerDean ,

Wow

I just started listening to this and I am so thankful it exists. Tyler, thank you for providing so much information on Kickstarter and how it applies to comic production. I’ve never seen this information anywhere else. 👍

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